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Eddyville in Lyon County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Crittenden Lyon

 
 
Crittenden Lyon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
1. Crittenden Lyon Marker
Inscription. Lyon was the son of Matthew Lyon. He represented Caldwell County in the Kentucky House of Representatives during 1822-24 when Lyon County was still a part of that county. As a Jacksonian he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives serving from March 4, 1827 to March 3, 1835. Some twelve years after his death, Lyon County was created in 1854 out of Caldwell County and was named in his honor.
 
Location. 37° 2.781′ N, 88° 4.161′ W. Marker is in Eddyville, Kentucky, in Lyon County. Marker is on Overlook Drive 0.1 miles north of Lake Shore Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in Riverview Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: Overlook Drive, Eddyville KY 42038, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Matthew Lyon (here, next to this marker); Mineral Mound (approx. 2.2 miles away); New Union Forge / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 2 miles away); Andrew Jackson Smith (approx. 3.2 miles away); Lyon County, 1854 (approx. 3.2 miles away); Kelly Kettle (approx. 3.8 miles away);
Crittenden Lyon Marker and obelisk monument on left. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
2. Crittenden Lyon Marker and obelisk monument on left.
Suwanee Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 5.4 miles away); a different marker also named Andrew Jackson Smith (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eddyville.
 
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Monument to right of tree in foreground. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
3. Monument to right of tree in foreground.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 30, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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